Water quality and consumption

Water quality and consumption is a major area of focus for sustainability, especially in an arid environment like Colorado.

Therefore, we work to reduce our water consumption and protect our water quality. The Colorado Convention Center’s water quality and conservation best practices address water quality and conservation methods including chemical management, water-efficient landscaping and irrigation, and building infrastructure (toilets, urinals, sinks, showers) efficiencies. The program tracks and records water consumption and establishes benchmarking goals.


  • Replaced the grass along 14th Street with native and drought-resistant plants. As a result, 75% less water is used to maintain these areas.
  • All toilets are low flow 1.6 gallons per flush
  • All urinals are low flow 0.5 gallons per flush
  • Cleaning supplies are bio-renewable
  • Water Submeters to allow for accurate monitoring of use
  • Permanent water bottle filling stations are installed at each water fountain to allow for easy use of refillable water bottles

Sustainable Tips

  • Looking for an easy way to reduce your water consumption? Ask Sodexo Live! to NOT pre-fill pre-set water glasses on head tables or within meeting spaces.
  • Did you know one serving of beef can take up to 1,000 gallons of water to produce? When planning your menu, look for less water-intensive options like chicken or vegetarian.

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2024 AAN Annual Meeting
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Apr 13, 2024 to Apr 18, 2024
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The Colorado Speaker Series: Ambassador "Sully" Sullenberger
  • Bellco Theatre
  • Apr 20, 2024
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2024 Innovations Tradeshow
  • Colorado Convention Center
  • Apr 22, 2024 to Apr 24, 2024
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Downtown Denver Awards
  • Colorado Convention Center - Terrace Level
  • Apr 25, 2024